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U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Inventory of Effective Food Contact Substance (FCS) Notifications

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FCN No. 1368

Kemira Chemicals, Inc.

According to Section 409(h)(1)(C) of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act, food contact substance notifications (FCNs) are effective only for the listed manufacturer and its customers. Other manufacturers must submit their own FCN for the same food contact substance and intended use.
Food Contact Substance: 2-propenoic acid, homopolymer, sodium salt (with a weight average molecular weight of 3000 to 7000 Daltons and a weight average molecular weight to number average molecular weight ratio of not more than 3.0) (CAS Reg. No. 9003-04-7).
Notifier: Kemira Chemicals, Inc.
Manufacturer/Supplier: Kemira Chemicals, Inc.
Intended Use: To control the formation of mineral scale during evaporation of beet or cane sugar juice, except for use in contact with infant formula and breast milk (see Limitations/Specifications).
Limitations/Specifications: The FCS will be used during the evaporation of beet or cane sugar juice liquor at an addition rate not to exceed 3.6 mg/kg (ppm) to the sugar juice liquor. The safety of usage of the FCS in contact with infant formula and breast milk has not been evaluated.
Effective Date: Feb 25, 2014
National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA)** Submission: Environmental Assessment (in PDF, 2.68 MB)
FDA Decision: Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI)

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